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CRS-18 Launch Postponed Until Monday

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
November 6, 2022
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CRS-18 Launch Postponed Until Monday
CRS-18 On The Launch Pad

Today’s launch attempt of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore has been postponed.

The launch was scrubbed due to a fire alarm at Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft control center in Dulles, Virginia.

The Cygnus spacecraft and Antares rocket remain healthy at the Wallops launch site.

The next launch attempt will be Monday, Nov. 7, in a five-minute window that opens at 5:27 a.m. EST. Weather for that window is currently forecast as 70% favorable: High pressure looks to continue to provide tranquil weather to the Mid-Atlantic before breezy conditions impact the Wallops area Tuesday. Live coverage will begin on NASA TV and at 5 a.m. EST.

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